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Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI Four-Channel HD Capture Card
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Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI Four-Channel HD Capture Card

- Four-Channel SDI HD Capture Card
- Supports up to 2048×1080 resolution
- Captures SD/HD/3G/2K SDI x4 + embedded audio
- Hardware Scaling and De-Interlacing
- Performs Frame-Rate Conversion
- Compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux
- PCIe Gen2 Low profile Interface (PCIe 2.0)

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SKU 11090 / 110900000
Brand Magewell
Overview

High-Performance Video and Audio Capture

Available in single and multi-channel models with a wide selection of input interfaces, our high-bandwidth Pro Capture PCI Express cards capture up to four channels of HD or two channels of 4K video plus corresponding audio. Models are available with support for HDMI, SDI, DVI or analog signals and can automatically detect the input signal format, delivering reliable, high-quality video and audio capture for video professionals, systems integrators and OEM developers.

 

Superb Software and OS Compatibility

Pro Capture devices support Windows, Linux and macOS operating systems – including x86, x64 & ARM architectures – and offer extensive compatibility with popular streaming, live production, web conferencing, lecture capture, collaboration and medical imaging software.

 

Powerful and Easy-to-Integrate SDK

The Magewell MWCapture SDK provides both generic interfaces and custom APIs across OS platforms, helping developers leverage the full capabilities of Magewell capture hardware and achieve lower-latency, multi-stream capture and AV synchronization across multi-channel or even multiple capture cards.

 

Lower CPU Usage

All Pro Capture models feature Magewell’s FPGA-based, zero-CPU-usage video processing, providing high-quality up/down conversion and image adjustments without consuming valuable host system processing power.

Specs

Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI

Supported OS
  • Windows
    • - Windows 7/8/8.1/10/Server 2008/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012/Server 2016 (x86 & x64)
  • Linux (support x86, x64 & ARM architecture)
    • - Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04/17.04/17.10 (x86 & x64)
    • - CentOS 6.5/7 (x86 & x64)
    • - Fedora 25/26/27 (x86 & x64)
    • - Red hat 6.5 and above (x86 & x64)
    • - Other Linux OS with kernel version 2.6.35 and above
  • Mac
    • - OS X 10.9/10.10/10.11
    • - macOS 10.12/10.13

 

Recommended OS (tested)
  • Windows
    • - Windows 7 Ultimate/8.1 Enterprise/10 Enterprise/Server 2008 R2 DataCenter/Server 2012 R2 DataCenter/Server 2016 R2 DataCenter (x86 & x64)
  • Linux
    • - Ubuntu 12.04/14.04/16.04 (x86 & x64)
    • - Ubuntu 17.04/17.10 (x64)
    • - CentOS 6.5/7.2 (x86 & x64)
    • - Fedora 25/26 (x64)
    • - Red hat 6.5 (x86 & x64)
  • Mac
    • - OS X 10.9.5/10.10/10.11.2/10.11.3/10.11.4
    • - macOS 10.12/10.13.2/10.13.3

 

Supported APIs
  • Windows
    • - DirectShow
    • - DirectKS
    • - Wave API/DirectSound/WASAPI
  • Linux
    • - V4L2
    • - ALSA

 

Supported Software
  • VLC
  • VirtualDub
  • OBS
  • XSplit
  • vMix
  • VidBlaster
  • Wirecast
  • Microsoft Media Encoder
  • Adobe Flash Media Encoder
  • Any other DirectShow/V4L2 encoding/streaming software

 

Input Interfaces
  • 4x BNC
    • - SD/HD/3G SDI

 

Host Interfaces
  • PCIe Gen2 x4

 

Input Features
  • Support for input video resolutions up to 2048x1080 pixels

 

SDI Specific Features
  • Integrated cable equalizer supporting cable lengths up to 230M for HD signals
  • Support for SD/HD/3Ga/3Gb/3Ga-DL/3Gb-DS standards
  • Support for 2K (2048x1080) mode
  • Support for RGB 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2 color sampling
  • Support for 10/12-bit color depth
  • Support for extraction of SMPTE 352 payload identifier
  • Support for up to 8 (mono) audio channels at 48KHz (channels 1–8 from the 16 available in the SDI spec)
  • Support for extraction of audio formation information & channel status data
  • Limited support of 3Gb-DS: only the first stream can be captured
  • Limited support for capture of the first link of dual link interfaces:
    • - YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit 1080p 50/59.94/60: captured as 1080i 50/59.94/60
    • - YCbCr 4:4:4 10-bit: captured as 4:2:2
    • - RGB 4:4:4: R/B sub-sampled

 

Video Capture Formats
  • Support for capture image resolutions up to 2048x2160 pixels
  • Support for capture frame rates up to 144fps (Actual capture frame rate can be limited by PCIe bandwidth, and at higher image resolutions - above 1280x1024 - by the pixel clock of the on-board video processing hardware. eg. Max frame rate at 1920x1080 = ~80fps. )
  • Support for 4:2:0 8-bit capture formats: NV12, I420, YV12
  • Support for 4:2:2 8-bit capture formats: YUY2, YUYV, UYVY
  • Support for 4:4:4 8-bit capture formats: V308, IYU2, V408, BGR24, BGR32
  • Support for 4:4:4 10-bit capture formats: V410, Y410
  • More capture formats are supported via Magewell Capture SDK for DirectKS

 

Video Processing Features
  • Two video processing pipelines with ~180Mpixels/s processing bandwidth for each one
  • Full 10-bit video processing
  • Video cropping
  • Video scaling
  • Video de-interlacing
    • - Weave
    • - Blend top & bottom field
    • - Top field only
    • - Bottom field only
  • Video aspect ratio conversion
    • - Auto or manual selection of input aspect ratio
    • - Auto or manual selection of capture aspect ratio
    • - Three aspect ratio conversion modes: Ignore (Anamorphic), Cropping or Padding (Letterbox or Pillarbox)
  • Video color format conversion
    • - Auto or manual selection of input color format & quantization range
    • - Auto or manual selection of capture color format, quantization range & saturation range
    • - Support for RGB, YCbCr 601, YCbCr 709, YCbCr 2020 color formats
    • - Support for Limited or Full quantization range
    • - Support for Limited, Full & ‘Extended gamut’ saturation range
  • Video frame rate conversion
  • Video OSD composition
    • - Support for PNG OSD image (up to 2048x2160)
    • - Support for dynamic loading of RGBA OSD image via SDK

 

Multiple Cards per System
  • Support for multiple cards plugged to one system
  • On-board rotary switch to set card number, with 16 positions from 0 to F
  • System hardware device tree will display “01: Pro Capture Quad SDI” when rotary switch is set to 1, and so on
  • The video and audio device names displayed in your software will include the card number (set by the rotary switch)

 

Multiple Capture Streams
  • Unlimited capture streams for any one input channel
  • Independent cropping, aspect ratio, color format, resolution, frame rate, de-interlacing and color adjustment settings for each individual stream

 

Ultra Low Latency Support
  • Latency of 64 video lines
  • Partial notification mode in SDK

 

Timestamp & A/V Synchronization
  • Hardware based 100ns high resolution clock
  • Audio frames (192 audio samples) & video frames are stamped with hardware clock
  • Hardware clock can be synchronized across cards (via SDK)

 

Video Capture SG-DMA
  • ~400MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 2.0 system
  • ~200MB/s per channel DMA bandwidth in PCIe 1.0 system
  • Support for auto detection of Intel tiled GPU surface
  • Support for DirectGMA for AMD video adapter chipsets
  • Support for GPUDirect for Nvidia video adapter chipsets

 

SDK
  • Magewell Capture SDK for DirectShow for easy integration (Windows)
  • Magewell Capture SDK for DirectKS for maximum flexibility & performance (Windows)

 

Windows Driver Tweaks
  • All options can be controled by three levels of registry key: global level, product level and device level
  • Video, Audio, Crossbar filter names can be customized via registry keys

 

Firmware Upgrade
  • Multiple cards in one system can be upgraded simultaneously
  • Cards can be upgraded without a system power shutdown (In most cases, even a reboot is not needed)
  • Safe upgrade. If power off or system break down occur when the firmware is being upgraded, it will automatically restore to the initial version. This function is only available for firmware version 1.21 and above.

 

LED Indicator
  • Status LEDs indicate the working state of each channel: idle, input signal locked, memory failed or FPGA configuration failed.

 

Form Factor
  • Normal profile PCIe x4 Add-on Card
  • 112.15mm x 102.92mm (without PCI bracket)

 

Magewell Pro Capture Quad SDI

Power Consumption
  • Max current at 12V: ~ 0.77 A
  • Max current at 3.3V: ~ 2.52 A
  • Max power consumption: ~ 17.1 W

 

Working Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0 to 40 deg C
  • Storage temperature: –20 to 70 deg C
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing
In the box

- Pro Capture Quad SDI

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